Judas Iscariot’s betrayal alerts us to the fact that no one is exempt from the possibility of betraying Jesus. As the disciples sat together with Jesus at the last supper, Jesus made an announcement: “Behold,
Missionaries, like other servants of God, face the temptation of discouragement. Some things that contribute to discouragement include working among an unresponsive or hostile people group; frequent ministry trips away from spouses and family; trying
Luke 1:26-42 is a very interesting account of a women who willingly rendered herself to God’s service, to God’s plan, to God’s program, and to God’s proposal. It challenges me when I read Mary’s humble response to
“In the beginning God created, i.e., called into being, all” things out of nothing. This creative act on the part of God was “absolutely free, and for infinitely wise reasons. The cause of” all things exists only in the will of God. The work of creation “is attributed (1) to the Godhead (Gen. 1:1, 26); (2) to the” “Father (1 Cor. 8:6); (3) to the Son (John 1:3; Col. 1:16, 17);” (4) to the Holy Spirit (Gen. 1:2; Job 26:13; Ps. 104:30). The fact that he is the Creator distinguishes Jehovah as the true “God (Isa. 37:16; 40:12, 13; 54:5; Ps. 96:5; Jer. 10:11, 12). The” one great end in the work of creation is the manifestation of the glory of the Creator (Col. 1:16; Rev. 4:11; Rom. 11:36). “God’s works, equally with God’s word, are a revelation from him;” “and between the teachings of the one and those of the other,” “when rightly understood, there can be no contradiction.” “Traditions of the creation, disfigured by corruptions, are found among the records of ancient Eastern nations. (See ACCAD.) “A peculiar interest belongs to the traditions of the Accadians,” the primitive inhabitants of the plains of Lower Mesopotamia. These within the last few years have been brought to light in the tablets and cylinders which have been rescued from the long-buried palaces and temples of Assyria. They bear a remarkable resemblance to the record of Genesis.
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